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Should we have an ebuild of E17?
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No
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Don't Care
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:57 pm    Post subject: enlightenment 0.17 Reply with quote

Would it be a good idea to make an ebuild of Enlightenment 0.17 and all of its components and dependencies? As far as I can tell, it is evolving quickly into a full desktop environment, to compete with the likes of Gnome and KDE. But it looks much cooler, as anyone who use/uses enlightenment knows :)

Although I haven't used it yet, I think it may be at the point where an ebuild could provide the infrastructure to support E17 when it becomes stable (at its current rate... about 10 years from now) :)

I could (possibly) make an ebuild of it, if I get it working. I plan to try it this weekend...

If you want to check it out, the url is http://www.enlightenment.org/pages/components.html.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - if it is stable enough,
No - if it isn't stable.

(E17, not the ebuild)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 9:37 pm    Post subject: e17 stability Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
Yes - if it is stable enough,
No - if it isn't stable.

(E17, not the ebuild)


Well, that's the thing. I haven't used it yet, so I don't know... they keep development pretty closed; there's no indication how close they are to a stable version... the only way I can tell is by trying it.

After I try it, i'll post here about my experiences.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there are quite a few forum members that use E17. I've not really heard much about stability though. IIRC, just some installation issues, but those could be due to lack of an ebuild ;). Good luck. Get an ebuild, and I'll even try it out to help test it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see an e17 ebuild.. I've never used it either but I really liked e16.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an ebuild for e17 would be fantastic. i have tried numerous times to install it via cvs, but something always goes wrong...
let us know how it turns out for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love it, too lazy to find deps manualy and get the cvs manualy ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to say no to an E 17 ebuild. I was a big fan of E 16, so I gave E 17 a spin. Believe me... it lacks all the features of E 16. It's not even on par with FVWM as far as functionality goes. Virtual desktops barely even work. Menus have to be edited with a db editor, as they are not flat text files. All around, it was a pain. E 16 is much better as a WM so far. Granted, this is all based on the E 17 debs I used a while ago, so it may be better now (though I doubt it).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 5:17 am    Post subject: very interested in an ebuild Reply with quote

i try to build it from CVS, but evas never compiles and most everything after evas on the list depends on evas, so i can't install it.

as per the enlightenment sight, e17 is stable, but lacking features. but many of the features of e16 are thier and functional, having a ebuild maintainer fallowing e17 would be great. i am very interested in e17 as i am not satisfied with KDE or gnome2(gnome1.4 was cool though) , i do like fluxbox, but im looking for some more features..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it seems via the poll, that the majority want the ebuild.. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 6:00 am    Post subject: e17 ebuild Reply with quote

syadnom wrote:
it seems via the poll, that the majority want the ebuild..


Unfortunately (and sorry for taking so long to get back to you all)... I don't have time to maintain an ebuild permanently... I'm starting school in a week! If anyone else wants to maintain it, please volunteer here.

I haven't even started on this yet, it was just an idea, and I've been on vacation, and I haven't had time. I might get to it this week, but it could be longer. :(
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